The Seven Star Crags
Seven Star Crags is located on the northern outskirts of Zhaoqing city of Guangdong Province. Seven limestone crags stand in the formation of "the Plough" by the blue lake, hence the name of "Star Lake". The lake area measures 8 square kilometers with the seven crags of similar sizes closely arrayed, looking charming and exquisite. Seen from afar and at a height, the Crags encircled by a vast expanse of lovely waters resemble "The Big Dipper" inlaid upon boundless Milky Way, inducing fantastic reveries.
The lakeside Crags overgrown on their southern sides with dense evergreen sub-tropical plants are typical of the South China
The lake scenic spots include seven crags, eight caves, and six ridges. Each of the caves has its own different characteristics: some are deep, tortuous and pitch-dark; some brightly-lit with their entrances located at the halfway down from the crag tops, and others filled with clear waters and cold draughts. Among them the most famous are Heiyan Cave and the Shuangyuan Cave, formed by erosion of limestone by ground waters which are interlinked with outside lake waters and never dry up. The Shuangyuan Cave, 320 meters deep, has northern and southern exits, and is gifted with stalactites of various shapes. Tourists are able to visit the Cave scenery in a boat.
The Star Lake is partitioned into five lakes of different sizes by the winding green embankment. The inner lake encircling the crags is the smallest one, with lower water level as compared with the other four lakes. Within its perimeter, there are small gardens, a pavilion, a pond where the fish can be seen swimming, lotus boats, an iron-chain bridge etc. The four outer lakes linked with one another in water are as clear and smooth as a mirror with the embankments covered with flowers in full bloom, brilliant as brocade.
The Seven-Star Crags is famous for its "lush mountain, exquisite waters, perilous cliffs and fascinating caves".